A pharmacist from the Okotoks Safeway is facing charges after a shortage of narcotics was discovered.

Loss Prevention Officers with the company first became aware of the situation in October when they found a significant amount of narcotics had been diverted from the pharmacy.

The investigation revealed over 33,000 tablets of narcotics were stolen over a five year period.

Police say the female employee had allegedly created fake patients and was logging fake prescriptions under their names from August of 2012 until October 13, 2017.

52 year old Leanne Rogalsky from Calgary is facing charges of fraud over $5,000, theft over $5,000 and 15 counts each of trafficking in a controlled substance and narcotics control regulations.

Rogalsky has been released from custody and will appear in Okotoks Provincial Court Friday, December 22.


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